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ERIC Number: ED010227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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INCENTIVE SYSTEMS IN EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS.
WALLIN, HERMAN A.
TWO TYPES OF INCENTIVE SYSTEMS AND THEIR IMPACT ON SKILL MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES OF THE PROFESSIONAL WORK-FORCE AT TWO JUNIOR COLLEGES WERE REPORTED. ONE OF THE INSTITUTIONS HAD A MERIT-TYPE INCENTIVE SYSTEM, WHILE THE OTHER DID NOT DIFFERENTIATE AMONG THE VARIOUS CONTRIBUTIONS OF ITS FACULTY. THE LATTER BASED COMPENSATION ON ACADEMIC PREPARATION AND THE AMOUNT OF PREVIOUS TEACHING EXPERIENCE. THREE COMPONENTS WERE INDIVIDUALLY TREATED--(1) SUBSCRIBING TO AND READING RELEVANT JOURNALS, (2) ENGAGING IN FORMAL STUDIES, AND (3) PARTICIPATING IN CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS. DATA WERE GATHERED BY SEMISTRUCTURED INTERVIEWS WITH 87 OF A TOTAL OF 230 FULL-TIME FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATORS FROM BOTH COLLEGES. THE RESULTS INDICATED THAT THE COLLEGE USING THE MERIT SYSTEM ELICITED A GREATER COMMITMENT TO MAINTAINING THEIR EXPERTISE. FORMAL STUDIES WERE VIEWED AS A MEANS TO ENHANCE SALARY BY THE TEACHERS IN THE NONMERIT COLLEGE. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene.
Identifiers: Oregon (Eugene)